It’s funny how one of the most common comments I get about the girls are about their haircuts. The short bobs were really out of convenience since it was getting so hard to wash and brush Mia’s hair when it was long. She’s got a mess of thick hair and most times it ended up in tangles. It often also ended up in her mouth as she was a chronic hair chewer so we just cut it to make it easier for everyone since she hated having her hair brushed. It seemed to fit her tomboyish personality anyway.
I never thought, however, that these bobs would become so much of their identity. These much-loved dolls that a blog reader Yolande, made for the girls last summer are like little minis of them, short sassy haircuts and all.
But as you can see from this recent photo, we’ve been thinking about growing out their hair and it’s getting really shaggy. Since the first few months of Kindergarten, Mia’s been talking about wanting long hair and I suspect it’s because almost every girl in her class aside from herself and another classmate has long hair that gets braided, put in pretty hair clips and pony tails. I’m not really surprised that she’s looking to “fit in” more, so we’re giving it a try, though I think this time we will keep her bangs and grow out the rest to see how that looks.
Claudine’s bangs are pretty much all grown out, but she’s been walking around looking like Shaun Cassidy. Her hair is much more fine and wispy and I can tell that it’s getting darker and straighter as she gets older. I’m not convinced, however, that she looks better without bangs or this limp, longer hair. I sort of miss her cute little bobbed haircut which seems to work well with her fine hair texture, but I can’t tell if I’m just waxing nostalgia over her disappearing baby-ness.
I’m giving the girls haircuts on Friday. Maybe the bob will be back.